TRANSCRIPTION AND TRANSLATION.
—As every written vowel in Enamti lapreients sereial sounds, and is alsa Imble to modification before a final con-
sonant, no attempt hag been made to give a letter foi letter transliteration, which would ba of very little use Ins&ad, &
phonetic tranbonp'tioa has been given, showing the actual pioaunci&fcion of eaoh rowel. In th(s tr-msjnpt'on o represents
tie sound of o in ' often,' and d, that of a in ' all* In tie diphthong o«, both rowela are heard
* J. Nee&ham, Ms%>$ 1896>)
Mn-aan kon ko-liing1 yang luk»chal shang-ko, Naii luk
•Formerly man's a were tons two. Amongst children
rnai i sh&ng-ko nai3 luk-chai ikn-nai p6 man mai wa^ka, 'khiiug
&>'s the-two aforesaid child (or son) younger-ike father Ms to said, *(of) -goods
kau cliat-kbalaii-u-ko pau»haii-ta.J Mii-nai man
my whatever (there'le) divide-give,' Then he
Itk-ohai man mai khtog pau-hau-ka. Luk-chai an man au
his to (hit)-properly distributed. Son younger hi$ taking goods
Mi ma-liimg-yaiig-slii naung kai-lung3 mai ka-ka.
ihe not'long-having-tarried country a-far to went.
mai man khung tang-mung kliai-kin-mofc-ka.* Mu khiiiig maa
in he property all (his) wasted. Jfter property his
taog-mtoig mot-ka-nai xnu-nai miing nan mai iip-kliau
all getting -rid-of then country that In famine (occurred)
1 £o is a numeral paiticle used for human beings.
s Jfat is a demonstrative pronoun used here for emphasis and recognition.
* Lmg or long is au adrerb meaning very, exceedingly j BO that *«»./«»/ = very far,
4 Mai = lose 4i» = eat, mdt = finish.
* M&n ait ti-fan m$ yang-hS, his what. tn«e»t not w»s,